Don’t miss this special conversation with award-winning Inuk writers Norma Dunning and Jamesie Fournier! Writers at all stages of their careers will have the opportunity to learn from and engage with their collective depth of experience as authors of magnificent novels, short stories, poetry and more.
Gain deep insight into the crucial steps involved in getting your stories out into the world, and getting paid for it–including preparing a solid draft, deciding where to submit, dealing with rejection, and working with editors, translators, illustrators and publishers.
is an Inuk writer, professor, and grandmother. Her short story collection Tainna: The Unseen Ones
won a Governor General’s Literary Award in 2021. Dunning’s other publications include Eskimo Pie: A Poetics of Inuit Identity
and Annie Muktuk and Other Stories
, the latter of which received the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, the Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story, and the Bronze Foreword INDIES Award for Short Stories. Dunning has a PhD in Indigenous Peoples Education and teaches at the University of Alberta. She lives in Edmonton.
is an Inuk writer raised in Denendeh and based in Thebacha/Fort Smith, NT. He is best known for his horror fiction, including his debut book The Other Ones
, published in 2022 with Inhabit Media, which was awarded Silver in the Horror genre at the Independent Publishers Book Awards in 2023. Fournier’s work has been published in the Inuit Art Quarterly, Red Rising magazine, Kaakuluk magazine, Northern Public Affairs and the anthologies Coming Home: Stories from the Northwest Territories
and Ndè Sı̀ı̀ Wet’aɂà: Northern Indigenous Voices on Land, Life & Art
. He was guest author at the 2018 & 2020 Northwords Writers Festivals and a runner up for 2018 Sally Manning Award for Indigenous Creative Non-Fiction.